Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Sagrada Familia

The Basilica of the Sagrada Familia is a monumental church devoted to the Holy Family: Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Construction began in 1882, based on plans drawn up by the architect Francisco de Paula del Villar, and Antoni Gaudi was commissioned to continue the project in 1883. The Temple has always been an expiatory church, built only from donations. As Gaudi said: "The Expiatory Church of the Sagrada Familia is made by the people and is mirrored in them. It is a work that is in the hands of God and the will of the people." In 2010, Pope Benedict XVI consecrated the site as a minor basilica.
 No matter where you look there is always something else to see.
 Restorations works are planned to finish in 2026.
 This is the facade that I have always seen in photos
 A representation of Gaudi's work desk.
 Sagrada Familia means "Holy family" in Spanish, and is written Sagrada Família in Catalan.
The block of numbers, which ever way to read them, across, up or down, diagonal, they add up  to 33, the age that Jesus died.

 Looking towards the ceiling.

 The colours coming through the stained glass was incredible. 
It rained and then the sun came out and the colours got stronger.

 The ceiling.
 These colours represents Nature and the Sea.

The main Altar.


  1. How is your neck? My head is spinning just from seeing your fabulous photos. The colours reflecting off the ceiling and the light dancing around the space - stunning.

  2. I love to visit the ABC'swhen travelling as they showcase the country, times and people of that particular area as did your visit here. It's fabulous.

  3. The sun streaming through the stained glass windows is beautiful.

  4. Fabulous! Hope you have another trip planned as I will get withdrawal symptoms without your blog to read!

  5. Wow! I don't think I have ever seen the inside before. It is amazing. The light from the windows is so beautiful. Thanks for "enlightening" me!

  6. I have never seen pictures of the interior of this fantastic church before. Thank you for letting me see.